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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 75%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 74%Luxury Travelers
- 70%Family Travelers
User Reviews (30 Reviews)
- The Prado at Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2First to ReviewNov 05, 2013
A nicer full service restaurant at Balboa Park. If you are in the park and don't feel like getting deli or cafeteria food, Prado is probably your only choice. Ordered the Grilled Fish Tacos and Turkey Breast Sandwich for lunch. The food was good but nothing too memorable. Tacos shells were a bit dry. The sandwich bread was too chewy. It was rather busy during lunch and we a while before we got our food. The dipping sauce that came with the complimentary chips was amazing though. That was probably the highlight of our meal.
Service was attentive even though they were busy. They have a picturesque fountain and outdoor patio area. I think this restaurant is awesome for private events and parties.
A bit over priced but can't really complain because of the prime location. It is pretty enough for me to overlook the mediocre quality of the food.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- The Prado at Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Apr 08, 2013
The Prado located in Balboa Park can be summed up in one word: Amazing. Best steak, shrimp, beef, chicken, beet salad, service, and atmosphere. This place is amazing, the quality of everything is 100%. The price reflects it but it's the same at every nice restaurant in San Diego. Check The Prado out after a romantic stroll in the park or catching a show.
- The Prado at Balboa ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Apr 02, 2013
Balboa Park is a must visit in San Diego. From it's many free outdoor concerts, plentiful museums, and beautiful gardens, it makes for a relaxing and romantic promenade at all times of the day.
Add Prado to that mix! (And for bonus points, make it during happy hour!)
Tuesday - Friday 4-6 PM, 8-11 PM
Saturday 8-11 PM
Seating is not limited to the bar, you can sit inside the restaurant as well. Seating was plentiful around 4-5 on Friday. If you come early enough, you can get happy hour seating outside on the white couches. But at 4:00 PM, these were occupied (I would get here before 4:00 PM to grab these seats.)
What to Order Here (for Happy Hour):
Crispy Green Beans 4.50 (surprisingly good - my favorite!)
Crispy Shoestring Potatoes 3.50
House Margarita 4.50
Strawberry Margarita 4.50
- The Prado at Balboa ParkNov 22, 2012
Whoa a bit pricey! I forgot that we were walking right in the middle of what could have been any big city museum complex... but even the wine at the Louvre isn't this expensive!
It's alright though... with great atmosphere, good service, and a tasty looking menu it's worth it. I mean what's the alternative? Starve? Go thirsty? Hell no!
Sarah and I were a few minutes early to get into the Art Museum and after we wound around the labyrinthine Mission grounds we found The Prado. Swept past the hostess desk and made our way to the tall marble bar.
A glass of Chardonnay, a glass of Viognier... $23.
Did set us in the right mood for the museum though... and on a 81F, sunny day... was just what we needed!